Project Turnkey could provide transitional housing in John Day

By on Thursday, May 13th, 2021 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

JOHN DAY – During yesterday’s Grant County Court meeting, a presentation was made regarding Project Turnkey, which would the Dreamer’s Lodge motel in John Day to become transitional housing for people without a home. Rhiannon Bauman with Families First explained it would be specifically for local residents:

“Our target population is for Grant County residents. It’s for people who have lost employment due to COVID; persons struggling from housing security; persons engaged in Probation & Parole; homeless veterans; and persons returning to the community from Substance Abuse Disorder treatment and have chosen sober living.”

The Oregon Legislature allocated a total of $65 million for Project Turnkey, for the purpose of acquiring motels/hotels for use as non-congregate shelter for people experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness.

Community meetings open to the public regarding Project Turnkey will be held tomorrow (5/14) at noon and 6 p.m. on ZOOM. Find the link below:

Topic: Project Turnkey community meeting 
Time: May 14, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 838 7956 0118 
Passcode: 605095 

Topic: Turnkey Community meeting 
Time: May 14, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

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Meeting ID: 876 8755 2477 
Passcode: 531537